Annie’s Project prepares farm women for financial decisions

Annie’s Project – Education for Farm Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise. Annie’s Projects foster problem solving, record keeping and decision-making skills.

Annie’s Project level one is a six-week, discussion-based course that brings women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field. There is plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and also connecting with presenters and fellow participants. It is a relaxed, fun and dynamic way to learn, grow and meet other farm women.

Whether new or experienced, it is vital to understand agricultural risk, know how to analyze agricultural spreadsheets and perform other necessary skills; moreover, learning them in a friendly environment, where questions and discussion are welcomed, allows the learning process to flourish.

The next local workshop will be conducted Tuesday evenings of 2018, starting on January 23 and ending on February 27, from 5:50 to 8:50 p.m. at the Morgan County Extension office, 104 North Westgate, Jacksonville.

The cost for the course is $55 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. Course size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Sponsors of this Annie’s Project workshop are CGB Diversified Services, Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, Calhoun Farm Bureau, Country Financial and University of Illinois Extension.

For more information, contact Michelle Berg Vogel at mbergv@illinois.edu or 618-653-4687, or Duane Friend at friend@illinois.edu or 217-243-7424. Online registration is available at http://go.illinois.edu/Annie, or by calling one of the numbers just mentioned. More information can be found on the Annie’s Project website at www.AnniesProject.org.

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